|Type of site||Social network service|
|Registration||Required for most services|
|Available language(s)||Multilingual (formerly English only)|
|Created by||Thomas Anderson|
MySpace is a popular social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos for teenagers and adults internationally. Uniform Resource Locator is an URI which also specifies where the identified resource is available and the protocol for retrieving it In the Philosophy of language, a natural language (or ordinary language) is a Language that is spoken or written in phonemic-alphabetic or phonemically-related News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation Thomas "Tom" Anderson is the President of the social networking website MySpace. Chris DeWolfe (born 1966 is one of the creators of MySpace (along with Tom Anderson) Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California, USA, where it shares an office building with its immediate owner, Fox Interactive Media; which is owned by News Corporation, which has its headquarters in New York City. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Not to be confused with Fox Interactive Fox Interactive Media (FIM oversees the Internet business operations of media giant News Corporation News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation The City of New York
The company employs 300 staff and does not disclose revenues or profits separately from News Corporation. In business revenue or revenues is Income that a company receives from its normal business activities usually from the sale of goods and services The 100 millionth account was created on August 6, 2006 in the Netherlands and a news story claimed 106 million accounts on September 8, 2006, and the site reportedly attracts 230,000 new registrations per day. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 
After the 2002 launch of Friendster, several eUniverse employees with Friendster accounts saw its potential and decided to mimic the more popular features of the social networking website, in August 2003. Friendster is an Internet Social network service. The Friendster site was founded in Mountain View California, United States by Jonathan Abrams in March 2002 and Intermix Media Inc ( AMX symbol MIX formerly eUniverse) was a Los Angeles -based Internet marketing company which owned the MySpace website Within 10 days, the first version of MySpace was ready for launch.  A complete infrastructure of finance, human resources, technical expertise, bandwidth, and server capacity was available for the site, right out of the gate, so the MySpace team wasn’t distracted with typical start-up issues. The project was overseen by Brad Greenspan (eUniverse's Founder, Chairman, CEO), who managed Chris DeWolfe (MySpace's starting CEO), Josh Berman, Tom Anderson (MySpace's starting president), and a team of programmers and resources provided by eUniverse. Brad Greenspan is an internet entrepreneur who has been involved in the founding and proliferation of web properties including MySpace. Chris DeWolfe (born 1966 is one of the creators of MySpace (along with Tom Anderson) Thomas "Tom" Anderson is the President of the social networking website MySpace.
The very first MySpace users were eUniverse employees. The company held contests to see who could sign-up the most users.  The company then used its resources to push MySpace to the masses. eUniverse used its 20 million users and e-mail subscribers to quickly breathe life into MySpace, and move it to the head of the pack of social networking websites. A key architect was tech expert Toan Nguyen who helped stabilize the MySpace platform when Brad Greenspan asked him to join the team. 
The origin of the MySpace. com domain was a site owned by YourZ. com, Inc.  It was intended to be a leading online data storage and sharing site up until 2002. By 2004, MySpace and MySpace. com, which existed as a brand associated with YourZ. com, had made the transition from a virtual storage site to a social networking site. This is the natural connection to Chris DeWolfe and a friend, who reminded him he had earlier bought the URL domain, MySpace. com, intending it to be used as a web hosting site, since both worked at one time in the virtual data storage business, which itself was a casualty of the "dot bomb" era.
Shortly after launching the site, team member Chris DeWolfe suggested that they start charging a fee for the basic MySpace service.  Brad Greenspan nixed the idea, believing that keeping MySpace free and open was necessary to make it a large and successful community. 
Some employees of MySpace including DeWolfe and Berman were later able to purchase equity in the property before MySpace, and its parent company eUniverse (now renamed Intermix Media) was bought in July 2005 for US$580 million by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation (the parent company of Fox Broadcasting and other media enterprises). Intermix Media Inc ( AMX symbol MIX formerly eUniverse) was a Los Angeles -based Internet marketing company which owned the MySpace website is gay Bold text' Keith Rupert Murdoch', AC, KCSG (born Melbourne, March 11 1931 usually known as Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-American News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation  Of this amount, approximately US$327 million has been attributed to the value of MySpace according to the financial adviser fairness opinion. 
In January 2006, Fox announced plans to launch a UK version of MySpace in a bid to "tap into the UK music scene" which they have since done. January 2006: ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July They also released a version in China and will possibly launch similar versions in other countries. Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES 
The corporate history of MySpace as well as the status of Tom Anderson as a MySpace founder has been a matter of some public dispute.
MySpace operates solely on revenues generated by advertising as its user model possesses no paid-for features for the end user.  Through its Web site and affiliated ad networks, MySpace is second only to Yahoo! in it its capacity to collect data about its users and thus in its ability to use behavioral targeting to select the ads each visitor sees. Behavioral targeting or behavioural targeting is a technique used by online publishers and advertisers to increase the effectiveness of their campaigns 
On August 8, 2006, search engine Google signed a $900 million deal to provide a Google search facility and advertising on MySpace. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Google Inc is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online  MySpace has proven to be a windfall for many smaller companies that provide widgets or accessories to the social networking giant. Companies such as Slide.com, RockYou!, and YouTube were all launched on MySpace as widgets providing additional functionality to the site. Slide Inc, operator of the Slidecom website is a Web 20 company founded by Max Levchin and based in San Francisco California. RockYou! (originally known as RockMySpace) based in San Mateo California is a publisher and developer of applications and other YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees Other sites created layouts to personalize the site and made hundreds of thousands of dollars for its owners most of whom were in their late teens and early twenties. 
Moods are small emoticons that are used to depict a mood the user is in. An emoticon is a symbol or combination of symbols used to convey emotional content in written or message form The feature was added in July 2007.
Profiles contain two standard "blurbs:" "About Me" and "Who I'd Like to Meet" sections. A blurb is a short summary or some words of praise accompanying a creative work usually referring to the words on the back of the Book but also commonly seen on DVD Profiles also contain an "Interests" section and a "Details" section. In the "Details" section, "Status" and "Zodiac Sign" fields will always display. However, fields in these sections will not be displayed if members do not fill them in. Profiles also contain a blog with standard fields for content, emotion, and media. A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of MySpace also supports uploading images. One of the images can be chosen to be the "default image," the image that will be seen on the profile's main page, search page, and as the image that will appear to the side of the user's name on comments, messages, etc. An avatar is a computer user's representation of himself/herself or alter ego whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games a two-dimensional Icon Flash, such as on MySpace's video service, can be embedded. Blogging features have been a part of MySpace since 1999.
Below the User's Friends Space (by default) is the "comments" section, wherein the user's friends may leave comments for all viewers to read. MySpace users have the option to delete any comment and/or require all comments to be approved before posting. If a user's account is deleted, every comment left on other profiles by that user will be deleted, and replaced with the comment saying "This Profile No Longer Exists. "
A user can also change the general appearance of their page by entering CSS (in a <style> . . . </style> element) into one of these fields to override the page's default style sheet using MySpace editors. This is often used to tweak fonts and colors. The fact that the user-added CSS is located in the middle of the page (rather than being located in the <head> element) means that the page will begin to load with the default MySpace layout before abruptly changing to the custom layout. A special type of modification is a div overlay, where the default layout is dramatically changed by hiding default text with <div> tags and large images.
There are several independent web sites offering MySpace layout design utilities which let a user select options and preview what their page will look like with them.
MySpace has recently added its own "Profile Customizer" to the site, allowing users to change their profile through MySpace. Using this feature bypasses the CSS loading delay issue, as the MySpace default code is changed for the customized profile. The MySpace profile editor also has a criticism with how the links appear on the profile.
MySpace profiles for musicians are different from normal profiles in that artists are allowed to upload up to six MP3 songs. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a To download is to receive data from a remote or central system such as a Webserver, FTP server, mail server or other similar systems MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is a Digital audio encoding format using a form of Lossy data compression The uploader must have rights to use the songs (e. g their own work, permission granted, etc). Unsigned musicians can use MySpace to post and sell music using SNOCAP, which has proven popular among MySpace users. Shortly after MySpace was sold to Rupert Murdoch the owner of Fox news and 20th Century Fox in 2005 they launched their own record label, MySpace Records, in an effort to discover unknown talent currently on MySpace Music.  MySpace Music is a section of the website that allows its users to display their songs. It doesn’t matter if the artist is already famous or still looking for a break into the industry; aspiring artists can load their songs onto MySpace and have access to millions of people on a daily basis. Some well known singers such as Lilly Allen and Sean Kingston gained fame through MySpace. The availability of music on this website continues to develop in the foundation of young talent. Over eight million artists have been discovered by MySpace, and many more continue to be discovered daily. 
Bulletins are posts that are posted on to a "bulletin board" for everyone on a MySpace user's friends list to see. Bulletins can be useful for contacting an entire friends list without resorting to messaging users individually. Some users choose to use Bulletins as a service for delivering chain messages about politics, religion, or anything else and sometimes these chain messages are considered threatening to the users, especially the ones that mention bad luck, death, or topics similar to that.  They have also become the primary attack point for phishing. In the field of computer security phishing is the Criminally Fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames Passwords Bulletins are deleted after ten days.
MySpace has a Groups feature which allows a group of users to share a common page and message board. Groups can be created by anybody, and the moderator of the group can choose for anyone to join, or to approve or deny requests to join.
In early 2006, MySpace introduced MySpaceIM, an instant messenger that uses one's MySpace account as a screen name. MySpaceIM is the official Instant messaging client for the social networking site, MySpace. A MySpace user logs in to the client using the same e-mail associated with his or her MySpace account. Unlike other parts of MySpace, MySpaceIM is stand-alone software for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Users who use MySpaceIM get instant notification of new MySpace messages, friend requests, and comments.
In early 2007, MySpace introduced MySpaceTV, a service similar to the YouTube video sharing website. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees A video sharing service allows individuals to Upload Video clips to an Internet website MySpaceTV is now in beta mode, and will be probably be launched as a separate site in either 2008 or early 2009. MySpaceTV might be a standard channel that will be shown on television.
In 2008, MySpace began to start having a programming language in which users could create applications for other users to post on their profiles. The applications are similar to the Facebook applications, but they have many different functions such as the ability to add the application to the profile online, home page. Facebook is a social networking Website launched on February 4 2004 In May 2008, myspace had added some securiy options with photos and other media. MySpace Applications are known to be not as good in quality as Facebook applications, but the developers might catch up and even beat the standards of Facebook.
There are a variety of environments in which users can access MySpace content on their mobile phone. American mobile phone provider Helio released a series of mobile phones in early 2006 that can utilize a service known as MySpace Mobile to access and edit one's profile and communicate with, and view the profiles of, other members.  Additionally, UIEvolution and MySpace developed a mobile version of MySpace for a wider range of carriers, including AT&T, Vodafone and Rogers Wireless. UIEvolution is a Software company based in Bellevue Washington. AT&T Mobility LLC (usually branded AT&T, and formerly named Cingular Wireless LLC) is the wholly owned wireless subsidiary of AT&T Inc Vodafone is a Mobile network operator headquartered in Berkshire, England, UK. Rogers Wireless, formerly known as Rogers AT&T Wireless is a Wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications. 
In the month of April 2007, MySpace launched a news service called MySpace News which displays news from RSS feeds that users submit. RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as Blog entries news headlines audio and video – in a standardized It also allows users to rank each news story by voting for it. The more votes a story gets, the higher the story moves up the page.
Full service classifieds listing offered beginning in August 2006. Has grown by 33 percent in one year since inception. MySpace Classifieds was launched right at the same time the site appeared on the internet. 
Launched April 29, 2008, ksolo. myspace. com is a combination of MySpace and kSolo, which allows users to upload audio recordings of themselves singing onto their profile page. Users' friends are able to rate the performances. A video feature is not yet available, but Tom Anderson, MySpace co-founder and president, states that it is in the works. 
MySpace Polls is a feature on MySpace that was brought back in 2008 to enable users to post polls on their profile and share them with other users.
In September 2006, a lengthy article written by web journalist Trent Lapinski, "MySpace: The Business of Spam 2.0," was published by the Silicon Valley gossip blog, Valleywag (a Gawker Media property). For the valley nicknamed "Silicone Valley" see San Fernando Valley. Valleywag is a Gawker Media Blog with gossip and news about Silicon Valley personalities Gawker Media is an Online media company founded and owned by Nick Denton based in New York City. The article recounted a detailed corporate history of MySpace, alleging that MySpace was not organically grown from Tom Anderson's garage, but rather was a product developed by eUniverse aimed at overtaking Friendster, and that had initially gained popularity through an intensive mass internet campaign and not by word of mouth. Friendster is an Internet Social network service. The Friendster site was founded in Mountain View California, United States by Jonathan Abrams in March 2002 and  Amongst other claims was the assertion that Tom Anderson had originally been hired as a copyeditor and his "founder" and "first friend" status was a public relations invention. Thomas "Tom" Anderson is the President of the social networking website MySpace. Copy editing (also copy-editing and copyediting) is the editorial work that an editor does to make Formatting changes and improvements to a manuscript Public relations (PR is the practice of managing the flow of Information between an Organization and its Publics Public relations - often referred Lapinski suggested that News Corp. had attempted to suppress the publication of the history by threatening his original publisher.
In October 2006, Brad Greenspan (the former Chairman, CEO and largest individual shareholder of Intermix Media, who claims to be the true "founder of MySpace") launched a website and published "The MySpace Report" that called for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance to investigate News Corp's acquisition of MySpace as "one of the largest merger and acquisition scandals in U. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (commonly known as the SEC) is an independent agency of the United States government which holds primary responsibility For animal rights group see Justice Department (JD The United States Department of Justice ( DOJ) is a Cabinet department The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives S. history. " The report's main allegation is that News Corp. should have valued MySpace at US$20 billion rather than US$327 million, and had, in effect, defrauded Intermix shareholders through an unfair deal process.  The report received a mixed response from financial commentators in the press.  An initial lawsuit led by Greenspan challenging the acquisition was dismissed by a judge. 
Greenspan's report also states that the MySpace program code had originally been the brainchild of an Intermix/eUniverse programmer named Toan Nguyen who made the breakthrough technical contributions to the project. 
Valleywag speculated that Greenspan was likely a key source for Lapinski's September article, "MySpace founder accuses company of defrauding investors of $20 billion. "
To compound potential issues, MySpace has no customer service telephone number readily available for the public, and contacting them for help via any other available corporate phone numbers rarely yields substantial results. Customer service (also known as Client Service) is the provision of service to customers before during and after a purchase
Because most MySpace pages are designed by individuals with little HTML experience, a very large proportion of pages do not satisfy the criteria for valid HTML or CSS laid down by the W3C. HTML, an initialism of HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant Markup language for Web pages It provides a means to describe the structure Poorly formatted code can cause accessibility problems for those using software such as screen readers. A screen reader is a software application that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the screen (or more accurately sent to standard output  The MySpace home page, as of January 25, 2008, fails HTML validation with around 143 errors (the number changes on sequential validations of the home page due to dynamic content), using the W3C's validator. Events 41 - After a night of negotiation Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
In addition, new features have been gradually added (see featuritis). Feature creep (or feeping creaturism) is the proliferation of features in a product such as Computer software. This, and the increasing number of MySpace members, leads to an increase in bandwidth used. This increase in usage often slows down the servers and may result in a "Server Too Busy" error message for some users who are on at peak hours, "Sorry! an unexpected error has occurred. A server is a Computer dedicated to providing one or more services over a computer network typically through a request-response routine This error has been forwarded to MySpace's technical group," or a variety of any other error messages throughout the day. 
In October 2005, a flaw in MySpace's site design was exploited by "Samy" to create the first self-propagating cross-site scripting (XSS) worm. Samy (also known as JSSpacehero) was an XSS Worm developed to propagate across the MySpace social-networking site Samy (also known as JSSpacehero) was an XSS Worm developed to propagate across the MySpace social-networking site MSNBC has reported that "social-networking sites like MySpace are turning out to be hotbeds for spyware," with "[i]nfection rates are on the rise, in part thanks to the surging popularity of social-networking sites like MySpace. MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. com. " In addition to this, the customization of user pages currently allows the injection of certain HTML which can be crafted to form a phishing user profile, thus keeping the myspace. In the field of computer security phishing is the Criminally Fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames Passwords com domain as the address.  More recently, there has been spam on bulletins that has been the result of phishing.  Users find their MySpace homepage with bulletins they didn't post, realizing later they had been phished. The bulletin consists of an advertisement that provides a link to a fake login screen, tricking people into typing in their MySpace e-mail and password.
MySpace's anti-phishing and anti-spam measures have also come under fire. In 2007, MySpace made changes such that external links on profiles would be redirected through the http://msplinks.com domain. For example, http://en.wikipedia.org would be changed to http://www. msplinks. com/MDFodHRwOi8vZW4ud2lraXBlZGlhLm9yZw==. (The new links are determined by Base64 encoding, as there are ways of decoding the link back into its original URL. The term Base64 refers to a specific MIME content transfer encoding. ) MySpace staffers would be able to disable potentially dangerous links. (The changed links only work if the HTTP referrer is a MySpace page; otherwise, the link will appear to be disabled. The referer, or HTTP referer, identifies from the point of view of an Internet Webpage or resource the address of the webpage (commonly the URL ) This move has been criticized that it makes profile editing inconvenient and that it does nothing to deter spammers. In February 2008, MySpace changed the system such that users who click such links (except for whitelisted domains like Wikipedia and YouTube) will receive a warning that they will be leaving the myspace. com domain. As of March 2008, this "feature" has been extended to blogs as well, although previous blog entries are unaffected unless the user updates them.
In April 2007, a house in the United Kingdom was wrecked by gatecrashers storming a party after reading an invite for it on MySpace. The party caused an estimated £20,000-£25,000 worth of damage, forcing the family to move out after graffiti was sprayed on walls and light fixtures were ripped out. Rachel Bell, the organizer of the party, claimed that her account was hacked and she only expected a small number of people to turn up. The resulting situation required several police cars and a dog-handling unit in order to restore peace. 
In January 2008, the states attorneys general of 49 states of the USA wrote guidelines for online safety for MySpace and other services. They included restrictions for behavior on social networking services. 
On 26th of January 2008 over 567,000 private MySpace user pictures were uploaded from the site by using a bug published on YouTube and put on the Piratebay torrent-site for download. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees The Pirate Bay is a Swedish Website that indexes and tracks BitTorrent ("torrent" files 
Gatecrashed MySpace parties have cost lives, and caused thousands of dollars damage to property. The Sydney Morning Herald's online technology writer, Asher Moses, says that MySpace/Facebook parties are particularly prone to gatecrashing because news of events can spread to uninvited guests via "newsfeeds. The Sydney Morning Herald ( SMH) is a daily Broadsheet Newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia " He suspects some party hosts are oblivious to the actual number of people who get the message. " There have been a number of Gatecrashed MySpace parties that have received front page news. 
The minimum age to register an account on MySpace is 14.  Profiles with ages set from 14 to 15 years are automatically private. Users whose ages are set at 16 or over have the option to set their profile to public viewing. Accessing the full profile of, or messaging someone when their account is set to "private" (or if under sixteen) is restricted to a MySpace user's direct friends.
MySpace will delete these profiles if the victim verifies their identity and points out the profile via e-mail. 
Recently, MySpace has been the focus of a number of news reports stating that teenagers have found ways around the restrictions set by MySpace, and have been the target of online predators. Stricter methods for enforcing age admission will be enforced in the future, such as blocking a person from accessing MySpace using a computers IP address. An Internet Protocol ( IP) address is a numerical identification ( Logical address) that is assigned to devices participating in a Computer network  In response, MySpace has given assurances to parents that the website is safe for people of all ages. Beginning in late June 2006, MySpace users whose ages are set over 18 could no longer be able to add users whose ages are set from 14 to 15 years as friends unless they already know the user's full name or email address.  Some third party Internet safety companies like Social Shield have launched online communities for parents concerned about their child's safety on MySpace.
In June 2006, 16-year-old American Katherine Lester flew to the Middle East, to Tel Aviv, Israel, after having tricked her parents into getting her a passport in order to be with a 20-year-old man she met through MySpace. The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. Tel Aviv-Yafo (תֵּל ־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ تل أبيب Tal ʾAbīb) (usually Tel Aviv) is the second-largest city in Israel For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics.  U. S. officials in Jordan persuaded the teen to turn around and go home. Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern
In October 2006, 13-year-old Megan Meier committed suicide after being the victim of cyber-bullying instigated by the mother of a friend who had posed as a 16-year old named "Josh Evans". Cyber-bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate repeated and hostile behaviour by an individual or group that is intended to 
In December 2006, MySpace announced new measures to protect children from known sex offenders. Although precise details were not given they said that "tools" would be implemented to prevent known sex offenders from the USA creating a MySpace profile. 
In February 2007, a U. S. District Judge in Texas dismissed a case when a family sued MySpace for negligence, fraud, and misrepresentation; a girl in the family had been sexually assaulted by a man she met through MySpace, after she had misrepresented her age as 18 when she was 13. Negligence (Lat negligentia from negligere to neglect literally "not to pick up" is a legal concept in the Common law legal systems usually used to In the broadest sense a fraud is a Deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual Misrepresentation is a Contract law concept It means a false statement of fact made by one party to another party which has the effect of inducing that party into the contract Sexual assault is any Assault of a sexual nature on another person Regarding his dismissal of the case, U. S. District Judge Sam Sparks wrote: "If anyone had a duty to protect Julie Doe, it was her parents, not MySpace. Sam Sparks (b 1939, Austin Texas) is a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. "
In July 2007, the company found and deleted 29,000 profiles belonging to registered sex offenders.  Anti-pedophile organization Perverted Justice has praised MySpace for its efforts to combat pedophiles using their service. Perverted Justice Foundation Inc. more commonly known as Perverted-Justice (also known as PeeJ) is a California -based Non-profit organization The term pedophilia or paedophilia has a range of definitions as found in Psychology, law enforcement and the popular vernacular 
In October 2007, a study published in the Journal of Adolescence conducted by Sameer Hinduja (Florida Atlantic University) and Justin W. Patchin (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) concluded that most adolescents use MySpace responsibly: "When considered in its proper context, these results indicate that the problem of personal information disclosure on MySpace may not be as widespread as many assume, and that the overwhelming majority of adolescents are responsibly using the website," they say. 
Dave Itzkoff, in the June 2006 Playboy magazine, related his experiences of experimentation with membership in MySpace. Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy Among his other criticisms, one pertains to the distance afforded by the Internet that emboldens members, such as females who feature photos of themselves in scant clothing on their profile pages or behave in ways they would not in person, and he indicated that this duplicity undercuts the central design of MySpace, namely, to bring people together. Itzkoff also referenced the addictive, time-consuming nature of the site, mentioning that the Playboy Playmate and MySpace member Julie McCullough, who was the first to respond to his add-friend request, pointedly referred to the site as "cybercrack". Julie Michelle McCullough (born January 30 1965) is an American model, Actress and Stand-up comedienne. Itzkoff argued that MySpace gives many people access to a member’s life, without giving the time needed to maintain such relationships and that such relationships do not possess the depth of in-person relationships.
Furthermore, in terms of MySpace's potential for underhanded commercial exploitation, Itzkoff is particularly critical of the disturbing and fraudulent behavior of people who can contact a member, unsolicited, as when he was contacted by someone expressing a desire to socialize and date, but whose blog (to which Itzkoff was directed via subsequent emails) was found to be a solicitation for a series of commercial porn sites. Itzkoff is similarly critical of the more subtle commercial solicitations on the site, such as the banner ads and links to profiles and video clips that turn out to be, for example, commercials for new 20th Century Fox films. He also observed that MySpace’s much-celebrated music section is heavily weighted in favor of record labels rather than breakthrough musicians.
In relating criticism from another person, whom Itzkoff called "Judas," he illustrated that, while the goal of attempting to bring together people who might not otherwise associate with one another in real life may seem honorable, MySpace inherently violates a social contract only present when people interact face-to-face, rendering, in his opinion, the website nothing more than a passing fad:
|“||There will come a moment when, like deer quivering and flicking up their ears toward a noiseless noise in the woods, the first adopters will suddenly realize they’re spending their time blogging, adding, and gawking at the same alarming photos as an army of 14-year olds, and quick as deer, they’ll dash to the next trend. And before you know it, we’ll all follow. ||”|
Activist group MoveOn.org has criticized MySpace, claiming that the website practices censorship by not showing anti-media ads, removing fake profiles for high-profile media executives like Rupert Murdoch, and allegedly attempting to force users away from using third-party flash applications on their profiles. MoveOn is an American non-profit progressive liberal public policy advocacy group and Political action committee which has raised millions of  MySpace also generated controversy for censoring YouTube videos. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and
According to Alison Kiss, program director for Security on Campus, social networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook have made it easier for stalkers who target women on college campuses. Facebook is a social networking Website launched on February 4 2004 
The Chinese version of MySpace, launched in April of 2007, has many censorship-related differences from other international versions of the service. Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable harmful or sensitive as determined by a censor Discussion forums on topics such as religion and politics are absent, and a filtering system that prevents the posting of content about Taiwan independence, the Dalai Lama, Falun Gong, and other "inappropriate topics" has been added. Taiwan independence ( Pe̍h-oē-jī: Tâi-oân To̍k-li̍p ūn-tōng abbreviated to 台獨 Táidú Tâi-to̍k is a The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people according to Tibetan Buddhism. Falun Gong ( or Falun Dafa is a spiritual practice founded in China by Li Hongzhi （李洪志） in 1992  Users are also given the ability to report the "misconduct" of other users for offenses including "endangering national security, leaking state secrets, subverting the government, undermining national unity, and spreading rumors or disturbing the social order. "
On January 30, 2008, Bryan J. Events 1648 - Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster is signed ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Pesta, a Cleveland State University assistant professor, and moderator of the Atheist and Agnostic Group, accused MySpace of pandering to religious intolerance by deleting atheist users, groups and content. Cleveland State University ( abbr CSU) is a Public university located in Cleveland Ohio. The Atheist and Agnostic Group, founded on June 13, 2004, was an internet forum with approximately 35000 members on the social networking site MySpace Specifically, Pesta alleges that MySpace deleted AAG's account, and his own personal profile, based on complaints from people offended by atheism, and this was the second time MySpace deleted the group since November 2007, even though, according to Pesta, it had never violated the site's Terms of Service. The page was again hacked on Thanksgiving 2007, and restored three weeks later, before being ultimately removed again. 
Since early 2006, MySpace has offered the option to access the service in different regional versions. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The alternative regional versions present automated content according to locality (e. g. UK users see other UK users as "Cool New People," and UK oriented events and adverts, etc. ), offer local languages other than English, or accommodate the regional differences in spelling and conventions in the English-speaking world (e. g. United States: "favorites," mm/dd/yyyy; the rest of the world: "favourites," dd/mm/yyyy).
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On February 5, 2008, MySpace set up a developer platform which allows developers to share their ideas and write their own MySpace applications. BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula BETA is a pure Object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula Events 1576 - Henry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The opening was inaugurated with a workshop at the MySpace, San Francisco offices two weeks before the official launch. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The MDP is based on the Open Social API which was presented by Google in November 2007 to support social networks to develop social and interacting widgets and can be seen as an answer to Facebooks developer platform. OpenSocial is a set of common Application programming interfaces (APIs for web -based Social network applications developed by Google along with Google Inc is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online Facebook is a social networking Website launched on February 4 2004 The first public beta of the MySpace Apps was released on March 5, 2008, with around 1,000 applications available. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  
Until June 2006, there was a concern amongst musicians, artists, and bands on MySpace such as songwriter Billy Bragg owing to the fine print within the user agreement that read, "You hereby grant to MySpace. Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England) better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who Fine print, small print, or "mouseprint" is less noticeable print smaller than the more obvious larger print it accompanies that advertises or otherwise com a non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense through unlimited levels of sublicensees) to use, copy, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, store, reproduce, transmit, and distribute such Content on and through the Services. " The fine print brought particular concern as the agreement was being made with Murdoch's News Corporation. is gay Bold text' Keith Rupert Murdoch', AC, KCSG (born Melbourne, March 11 1931 usually known as Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-American News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation Billy Bragg brought the issue to the attention of the media during the first week of June 2006. Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England) better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who  Jeff Berman, a MySpace spokesman swiftly responded by saying, "Because the legalese has caused some confusion, we are at work revising it to make it very clear that MySpace is not seeking a license to do anything with an artist's work other than allow it to be shared in the manner the artist intends. "
By June 27, 2006, MySpace had amended the user agreement with, "MySpace. Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. com does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, 'Content') that you post to the MySpace Services. After posting your Content to the MySpace Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. "
Multiple schools and public libraries in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Malaysia have restricted access to MySpace, seeing it as "a haven for student gossip and malicious comments. "
A Catholic school in New Jersey has even prohibited students from using MySpace at home, an action made to protect students from online predators as claimed by the school, although experts questioned the legality of such a ban. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. In Autumn of 2005 Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta Township, New Jersey made headlines by forbidding its students to have pages on MySpace or similar websites (such as Gaia) under threat of suspension or expulsion. Autumn (also known as fall in North American English) is one of the four Temperate Seasons Autumn marks the transition from Summer Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Pope John XXIII Regional High School is a Roman Catholic high school in Sparta Township, New Jersey. Sparta Township is a Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Gaia Online is an English-language, Anime -themed social networking and forums -based Website. 
On July 28, 2006, the United States House of Representatives passed a controversial bill requiring libraries and schools receiving certain types of federal funding (E-rate) to prevent unsupervised minors from using chat rooms and social networking websites, such as MySpace. Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. E-Rate is the commonly used name for the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company This bill, known as the Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006 (DOPA), was approved by a 410-15 vote in the United States House of Representatives but was not brought to a vote in the United States Senate. The Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006 ( DOPA) is a bill ( H The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Since the Congressional session of its introduction expired, the bill must be reintroduced in either chamber to be voted upon again.
Although schools, businesses, and some public libraries try to prevent the use of MySpace, they are not always successful; students have been known to use web proxies and downloadable software, along with "fake browsers" in order to log in to the site. In Computer networks a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application program which services the requests of its clients by forwarding Administration is now enforcing disciplinary action and techniques such as installing surveillance cameras in computer labs and school libraries, along with using detention, suspension, exclusion, expulsion or banning them from school internet web access for the rest of the school year for those who refuse to follow school policies on internet access and cell phone use. Suspension is a form of Punishment that people receive for violating rules and regulations A ban (derived from Banishment) is generally any Decree that prohibits something
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In May 2006, Long Island, New York teenagers Shaun Harrison and Saverio Mondelli were charged with illegal computer access and attempted extortion of MySpace, after both had allegedly hacked into the site to steal the personal information of MySpace users before threatening to share the secrets of how they broke into the website unless MySpace paid them $150,000. Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches Both teens were arrested by undercover Los Angeles police detectives posing as MySpace employees. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West 
In April 2007, police in County Durham, United Kingdom, arrested a 17-year-old girl on charges of criminal damage following a party advertised on MySpace, held at her parents' house without their consent. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Over 200 teenagers came to the party from across the country, causing £20,000 of damage, such as cigarette butts, urine on clothing, and writing on the walls. A cigarette ( French "small Cigar " from cigar + -ette) is a product consumed through Smoking and manufactured Urine is a liquid waste product of the body secreted by the Kidneys by a process of filtration from Blood and Excreted through the Urethra. Graffiti (singular graffito; the plural is used as a Mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched scrawled painted or marked in any manner on property The girl's parents, who were away at the time, had to move out of the house. 
YouTube first appeared on the web in early 2005, and it quickly gained popularity on MySpace due to MySpace users' ability to embed YouTube videos in their MySpace profiles. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees Realizing the competitive threat to the new MySpace Videos service, MySpace banned embedded YouTube videos from its user profiles. MySpace users widely protested the ban, prompting MySpace to lift the ban shortly thereafter. But since then, links from each embedded video on MySpace to the home pages of the video on YouTube have been blocked making it more difficult to find the same videos on YouTube's website. 
Since then YouTube has become one of the fastest-growing websites on the World Wide Web, outgrowing MySpace's reach according to Alexa Internet. The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Alexa Internet Inc is a California -based Subsidiary company of Amazon  In July 2006 several news organizations reported that YouTube had overtaken MySpace.  In a September 2006 investor meeting, News Corp. COO Peter Chernin claimed that virtually all modern Web applications (naming YouTube, Flickr, Blogger, Google and Photobucket) were really just "driven off the back of MySpace" and that "we ought to be able to match them if not exceed them. Peter Chernin ( Russian: Пётр Чернин or Pyotr Chernin born May 29, 1951 in Harrison New York) is President and Chief Operating YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees Flickr is an image and video hosting Website, Web services suite and Online community platform Google Inc is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online Photobucket is an image hosting, Video hosting, Slideshow creation and Photo sharing website "